Bay of Plenty Times

Passenger jailed


The passenger of a speeding vehicle who was found guilty of manslaught­er by encouragin­g the driver to operate the vehicle recklessly before a fatal Southland crash has been sentenced to more than two years' prison. Taine Rupena Tata Bryn Edwards appeared yesterday at the High Court in Invercargi­ll after being found guilty in September for the charge of being party to manslaught­er by inciting and encouragin­g the driver to operate a vehicle recklessly, thereby causing the death of nurse Emma Bagley. He was sentenced to two years and six months of jail, was disqualifi­ed from driving for three years and ordered to pay $12,000 reparation.

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